Accession Number : ADA140358

Title :   Helicopter Pilot/Copilot Survival System.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Gillespie,G P

PDF Url : ADA140358

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The Helicopter Pilot/Copilot Survival System described in this report is designed for pilots, copilots and other aircrewmen who perform similar functions as stationary aircrewmen. They require a survival system designed to provide the necessary survival capabilities to cover a wide range of emergencies when escaping from a downed helicopter. The Helicopter Pilot/Copilot Survival System was designed to be worn constantly during missions over land or water; and to provide armor protection, flotation capability, lift compatibility, and use of survival items. The system and its subsystems are compatible with current aircrew requirements and do not interfere with the standard duties of the wearer. The purpose of this report is to document the development to-date, of this Helicopter Pilot/Copilot Survival System. Due to this system's present unfunded status, development has been curtailed. Upon resumption of development, this report will be utilized to assist those involved in future development of this system.

Descriptors :   *Survival equipment, *Flight crews, *Helicopters, Downed aircraft, Armor, Protection, Flotation, Emergencies, Lift, Requirements, Specifications, Life expectancy(Service life), Life rafts, Life preservers

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE